Tuesday, 07 May 2019 03:55

Cellulite Cupping: An Ancient Method Gaining Popularity Today

Written by   Rahsha Batiste, L.M.E., owner of Unique Skin and Beauty Bar and certified master epidermal cell therapist

Cellulite affects 75% of women and, to a lesser degree, men. A person can possess a slender, model-type body, and yet still have cellulite.
It can be a distraction, to the point where it affects self-esteem and confidence and dictates what a client chooses to wear, shying away from shorts, dresses, and swimwear.
Fortunately, there are effective ways to diminish the appearance of cellulite. While lotion, creams, and oils are helpful, a more efficient way is to employ the cupping method. It is the preferred massage tool for professionals of all levels of experience. Amazing results can be seen in as little as six to eight weeks, with the combination of massage cream and intervals of cupping treatments.

Types Of Cellulite
Cellulite occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin. Cellulite can have a genetic pre-disposition when the body experiences fluid retention due to inefficient lymphatic drainage combined with weak veins, resulting in poor blood circulation. Hormonal imbalances can also cause the development of more fat cell deposits. Typically, the result is the unsightly appearance of sagging, dimpled, orange peel-like skin.
Type one cellulite is localized on the thighs, abdomen, buttocks, and arms. It is more apparent when lying down than standing. This is due to a lack of muscle tone and being overweight. Usually, this type of cellulite presents as an “orange peel” appearance, with superficial depressions in the skin and slightly draped, sagging skin.
Type two cellulite affects the thighs and knees, and, when found on the lower legs, results in the loss of nice leg definition. The cause is poor circulation, aggravated by significant fluid retention. This has a “cottage cheese” look and the skin is moderately draped.
Type three cellulite affects the outer areas of the hips and thighs, around the back and insides of the knees. It is compact and painful when touched, especially in the inner thigh area. The lack of physical exercise, unhealthy diet, and poor circulation are contributory to this condition. There is a “mattress” appearance and the skin is severely draped.

What Is Cellulite Cupping?
This is an ancient technique that has become important in the modern healing world. It dates back to as early as 3,000 B.C.E. and was used throughout Europe and Asia. It is performed by applying cups to selected skin points, creating pressure through heat or suction. It has been popularized by celebrities and athletes who, by profession, must be attentive to their appearance.
Cupping helps the lymphatic drainage, improves blood circulation, flushes out toxins, and dislodges fat formed beneath the skin. It is a safe, painless, and affordable treatment option. This can be done at home or can be performed by a professional. This versatility has allowed for the growth of
the technique.
Benefits include removal of the fat under the skin, enhancing weight loss regimens, improving the texture of the skin, relieving muscle and joint discomfort, promoting lymphatic drainage, targeting specific areas of the body, and safe and pain-free treatment.
To perform cupping, massage oil, cream, or soap is applied to the area to be treated. Cups are placed on the skin and gently squeezed to create suction. Then, the cups are gently moved over the skin in up and down, zig-zag, and circular motions for six to eight minutes per area. For best results, it is repeated daily. Some slight bruising may be detected immediately after treatment. This typically resolves in several days.

Cellulite cupping is effective in improving the look and feel of the skin, with noticeable reduction of the appearance of cellulite. The skin appears firmer, smoother, and more radiant.
For maximal results, a low fat diet accompanied by an active lifestyle which includes a program of exercise, will make a significant change in the appearance of the skin, which in turn, enhances self-confidence.

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